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Michael Seigneur Montaigne ,
Translated into ENGLISH.
With very considerable
From the most accurate and elegant French Edition of
PETER C O S T E.
In THREE VOLUMES.
'rinted for S. and E. Ballard, J. Clarke, D. Browne, C. Hitch
T O T* H E ,
Seventh Engliflj Edition of Montaigne* Essays.
THESE Essays were first done into English, in the Year 160?, by Mr. Florio *, but they were much better translated in the Reign of K. Charles II. by Charles Cotton, b'.sq; (famous for his witty Poetry on the (Venders of the Peak,) and George Savil Marquis of Hallifax, then Lord Privy Seal, and afterwards President of the Council, to v/hom that Translation was dedicated, honoured it with his special Approbation, by the following Letter to the Translator, at his House at Berisford, in Derby/hire.
S I R,
* I have too long delayed my Thanks to you for giving 'me such an obliging Evidence of your Remembrance:
* That alone would have been a welcome Present; but 'when joined with the Book in the World I am best en'tertained with, it raifeth a strong Desire in me to be bet'ter known, where I am sure to be so much pleased. I 'have 'till now, thought Wit could not be translated, and
* do still retain so much of that Opinion, that 1 believe it
* impossible, except by one whose Genius Cometh up to
* .that of the Author. You have the Original Strength of
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* This Gentleman, whose Ancestors were the TUrii of Sienna in Tuscany, was for some Time a Teacher at Magdalen College, in the University of Oxford; and, after Kiygjames the First came to the'Crown, was appointed Tutor to Prince H tiry, in the Italian and French Tongues; and compiled a Dictionary, Italian and English, which was first printed ac London, in i 597. Having lived to a good old Age, he died a: Fuihem, the Plague, in 1625.